CASA of Kern County aims to provide a volunteer advocate for every child who needs one. Your partnership will bring us one step closer to achieving that goal. How can you support CASA?
There are many ways to invest:
- Make a One Time Donation
- Join the Circle of Hope Monthly Giving Program
Your contribution, no matter the size, can help to change a child’s life. You can donate:
- Online – just click here to make a secure donation online.
- By phone – simply call 661-631-2272
- By mail with a check to 1717 Columbus Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Give a Child a CASA
Currently, the cost to Give a Child a CASA is $3,100 for one year. The highly trained and supervised CASA Advocate will advocate independently, and speak up in the courtroom for the child's best interests. The dollars we raise stay here in Kern County and help us train and supervise this fabulous corps of dedicated CASAs. We have many children on the wait list, and each child on that list has an “acute need” for a CASA. These are not our words, but the words of our supervising Juvenile Court Judge.
One child for a year $3,100
Two children for a year $6,200
Three children for a year $9,300
CIRCLE OF HOPE - Giving Program
As a member of the Circle of Hope, your tax-deductible monthly gift makes a tremendous difference in our ability to match children with advocates who need them. At the same time, consistent monthly donations help us to better manage our program and maximize the dollar value of your contribution.
You can choose how to have your monthly gift charged to your credit card, added to your automatic bill pay, PayPal, payroll deduction, or a hard copy check.
Giving levels for Circle of Hope - We will gladly accept your contribution at any level on a monthly basis:
$20.00/month = $240.00/year
$25.00/month = $300.00/year
$50.00/month = $600.00/year
A CASA Program Partner is an individual or organization who partners with the CASA organization in its mission to give a highly trained Advocate to an abused, abandoned child. CASA promotes the partnership at events during the year, and provides the donor with an update periodically on the lives of the children they are sponsoring. Additionally the donor will receive an economic impact report of their investment in CASA, as their children attain a permanent placement. There are several levels for our Program Partners as listed below; for further information please contact our Development Director, Amy Raddatz, (661) 321-4870, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Children’s Champion - $25,000
Children’s Advocate - $20,000
Children’s Supporter - $15,000
Children’s Associate - $10,000
Children’s Sponsor - $5,000
Child’s Voice - $2,500
Each year, CASA holds a variety of events, such as CASA Superhero Run, The Derby Party, and Couples for CASA, all to help train up more “diplomatic irritants” to the system. Each CASA lifts up the voice and the life of the abused, neglected and abandoned children that they are court-appointed to help. Providing event sponsorship is a great way to support CASA’s important work while receiving recognition for your investment in our community. Please contact our Development Director, Amy Raddatz, (661) 321-4870, email@example.com for more details.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Make a contribution in memory or in honor of a loved one. A wonderful gift for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, new parents, etc. A letter will be sent notifying the family or honoree of your gift and the honoree will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter, “Speak Up!” Just call 661-631-2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Match your gift
Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees. Check with your employer to find out if your company matches employees’ gifts to charitable nonprofit organizations; you may be able to double your donation to CASA.
Join us at a special fundraising event
Take part in our annual CASA Superhero Run, The Derby Party, or Couples for CASA, or one of our Celebration Parties offered throughout each calendar year, and have fun while supporting CASA! You can even host your own event with CASA as the beneficiary.
CASA welcomes in-kind donations such as:
- Gift cards for gas or coffee (for volunteers as thank you gifts)
- Technology needs: please call the office to see if your “gently used” computer networks with our system!
- Office Supplies (i.e. copier paper, pens, sticky notes, file folders, etc.)
- Non-perishable snacks and drinks to be used during volunteer training
- Printing donations
If you have an in-kind donation, please contact Carrie Garcia, Administrative Manager, (661) 321-4862, email@example.com.